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Forum topic by majuvla posted 01-28-2015 05:53 PM 899 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2015 05:53 PM

Hi LJs

I saw, some guys made drill press with some sort of dust collection hoses with holes in proximity of drill press fence.
My question is, does it realy works? Which percentage of chips and dust is actualy sucked?
Thanks for answer,

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 01-29-2015 01:28 AM

Ivan, I use a hose with mine. 2 1/2’’ and sometimes a 4’’. Not sure of the exact set up you are referring to. I would say I catch about 50-70% of the shavings that are produced. The rest are all over the place.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 01-29-2015 01:03 PM

I also have a 2 1/2” flex hose that I purchased here: The flex hose stays in its position by itself, and works pretty good. I place it about 2” from the spinning drill bit, and it does a good job. That’s my 2-cents

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 01-29-2015 06:01 PM

I have one of those flex hoses and it just didn’t work that great for me, of course I had it 3 to 4” from the hole being drilled, because I felt is was in the way, especially with the drill table fence. So I bought a small shop vac, about 5 gallon just for the DP, and it has a long snoot hanging beside the table, after drilling I reach down and turn it on and clean it off in 5 seconds…My DC just seemed too much effort for so little dust.

Just my .02

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